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We couldn’t put on award-winning events without our amazing volunteers. Did you know it takes nearly 200 volunteers to make each Downtown After 5 happen, 100 for the Asheville Holiday Parade and JingleFest and another 100 for Oktoberfest?

That means we have lots of opportunities for you lend a hand. You can pour beer at Downtown After 5 or Oktoberfest, work the greening stations, help with setup and breakdown, even be a bike marshal in the Holiday Parade.


RASP: Responsible Alcohol Serving Program Online Training/Test. Please submit to info@ashevilledowntown.org. NOTE: This program does not work in Google Chrome web browser.

Crowd Manager TrainingPlease submit to info@ashevilledowntown.org.

Interested in volunteering? Upcoming opportunties and events are listed here. Links will be made available to sign up within about 4 weeks of each event.

Downtown After 5, May 15

Sunday Music in the Park, May 17

Sunday Music in the Park, May 31

Sunday Music in the Park, June 14

Downtown After 5, June 19

Sunday Music in the Park, June 28

Ingles Independence Day Celebration, July 4

Sunday Music in the Park, July 12

Downtown After 5, July 17

Race to the Taps South Slope: Saturday, August 8th 6pm

Downtown After 5, August 21

Downtown After 5, September 18

Venture Local Fair, September 26

Oktoberfest: October 10, 2015

Asheville Holiday Parade, Saturday, November 21

And because we know how hard our volunteers work, we’ve come up with a Perks Package to reward you for your time and energy.

2015 Perks!
  • 1-3 shifts: Event T-shirt
  • 4-5 shifts: Event T-shirt, invitation to volunteer party
  • 6 or more shifts: Event T-shirts, and two VIP invites to volunteer party

Not to mention that both our Volunteer Orientation (held in April) and Volunteer Appreciation Party (held in January) are not to be missed. You’ll enjoy mingling with fellow volunteers, delicious food, and of course, plenty of local Asheville beer (and wine for you wine drinkers).